August 31, 2022

Indian Law Bulletins Updated 8/31/22

Federal Courts Bulletin

  • Beam v. Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (Navajo–Hopi Settlement Act; Administrative Procedure Act)
  • United States of America v. Skeet (Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act; Treaty Rights; Religious Freedom Restoration Act)
  • Silva v. Farrish (Sovereign Immunity; Fishing Rights)
  • Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority v. Draganchuk, et al. (Tribal Sovereign Immunity; Indian Gaming Regulatory Act)
  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Railway Company (Breach of Contract; Trespass on Indian Lands)

State Courts Bulletin

  • In re Ricky R. (Indian Child Welfare Act)

Tribal Courts Bulletin

  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. James Edwards (Discovery)
  • Swinomish Tribal Community v. 2002 BMW (r.o. San Juanita Lazono) (Indian Civil Rights Act)

U.S. Regulatory Bulletin

  • Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2022-23 Season (Interior)
  • Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and an Associated Environmental Impact Statement (Interior)
  • Annual Meeting of Federal Partners and Tribal 477 Workgroup Under Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Act of 2017 (Interior)
  • Tribal Consultation for Ownership and Control and Contractual Assistance; Requirements for the 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program and other Planned 8(a) BD Program Regulatory Proposals (Small Business Administration)

Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article)

  • The Indian Child Welfare Act as reproductive justice.
  • Perpetuated in righteousness : Proposals for strengthening Hawai'i's "ceded land" protections.
  • How Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and one civil rights lawyer transformed the electorical success of Native Americans and Chicanos in New Mexico.
  • The power of reciprocity : How the Confederated Salish & Kootenai water compact illuminates a path toward natural resources reconciliation.
  • Unrealized federal Indian water rights on the Colorado River : An opportunity for equity and conservation.
  • Private climate governance in Australia : Indigenous land use agreements and the majority default rule.

News Bulletin

This week, in brief:

  • The Inflation Reduction Act: How do tribal communities benefit?
  • Funders commit $6.25 million for Indigenous early childhood education
  • Urban American Indian communities may soon get better access to healthcare
  • A federal appeals court says the state can't tax tribal lands that once fell out of tribal hands
  • Colorado River Basin tribes work to protect their water rights
  • Utah sues Biden over Bears Ears, Grand Staircase restorations
  • Trial over the legality of Montana's new voting restrictions ends


  • The Native American Rights Fund is hiring for the open position of Project Coordinator (The Implementation Project) in the Boulder office. Learn more about the vacancy at:
  • The 2022 edition of Labor and Employment Law in Indian Country is now available! Order the book from Drummond Woodsum, NARF’s partner-publisher.
  • Landmark Indian Law Cases, second edition, is now avaialble! Purchase the book from the publisher's website.